March 9, 2010



ADDRESS: 141 Joan Street, Medford, WI 54451

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: pronounced at 7:30 AM on Thursday, March 25 at her residence in the city of Medford under the loving care of her family and Hope Hospice following a courageous battle with cancer

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford from 2:00 PM until time of memorial services at 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 1, 1956 at La Crosse, WI

EDUCATION: Elmwood, WI elementary schools and she was a 1975 graduate of Elmwood High School, Elmwood, WI

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 11, 1980 at Elmwood, WI to Robert “Bob” Wiinamaki and he survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Worked in the Taylor County Veterans Service Office, Medford for a period of years. In 2007 she was elected Taylor County Treasurer, an office she held until ill health recently forced her to resign. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; State of WI County Treasurers Association

SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Robert “Bob” Wiinamaki of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 daughters-Sarah (Jess) Roberts of St. Paul, MN & Amber (Jason) Jochimsen of Kimberly, WI

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: grandson-Samuel Roberts of St. Paul, MN

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Cynthia (John) Sinz of Menomonie, WI, Steven Schmitz of Oxnard, CA, Thomas (Jean) Schmitz of Eagan, MN, Frederic (Tali) Schmitz of Mondovi, WI, Nancy (Joseph) Ousley, Jr. of Stillwater, MN, David Schmitz of Portage, WI
1 brother-in-law: Al (Peggy) Wiinamaki of Minnetonka, MN
2 sisters-in-law: Liz Wiinamaki of Tampa, FL & Arlynn (Jeff) Rehburg of Mebane, NC

SURVIVING PARENTS: Donald & Mary (Coughlin) Schmitz of Elmwood, WI
Father/Mother-in-law: Robert & Margaret Wiinamaki of Bayfield, WI

OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by nieces/nephews, aunts/uncles & cousins

-In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Wisconsin Chapter, 4125 N. 124th St., Unit A, Brookfield, WI 53005

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